Nordstrand Big Single 6 String Single Coil Bridge Pickup

SKU:BBG 1255
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Big Single 6 Bridge

These pickups are all about huge, full, loud, aggressive single coil tone.

They use the same magnet layout as the Fat Stack, and the resultantly big coil is about as much single coil pickup that can be packaged in a soap-bar cover.

This is the ultimate pickup for the Jazz BassĀ®-on-steroids tone purist!

Standard spacing is 18mm ctc at the bridge.

Available with Alnico III Magnets

Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend Alnico III for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and Alnico V is great for a modern slap type thing or an R & B sound.

Please Note:

Choosing all standard options ensures a quicker delivery time. Custom options require extra time for delivery. If you have any questions regarding lead times or custom options please contact us at or (877) 839-3531 10AM - 7PM EST Monday - Friday.

Available in Bartolini® P4 & EMG 45® sizes


    Bartolini® P4

  • Length = 4.675"(118.75mm) Width = 1.27"(32.26mm)
  • EMG 45®

  • Length = 4.52"(114.81mm)Width = 1.51"(38.35mm)

Custom Spacing is available

Use the following article to determine what custom spacing option is best suited for your bass

Calculating Bridge Spacing

Please Note:Nordstrand supplies chrome screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.

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Question: Where Can I Buy a Nordstrand Big Single 6 String Single Coil Bridge Pickup?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at or chatting with our Bass Techs


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Big Single is spectacular
By Tubedude
This pickup is bright and snappy, good single coil punch. I replaced my bridge p/u with it, hoping to use it with my Bartolini quad coil neck p/u.
I got the levels balanced, but the spectral balance of each p/u is so different, i will need to pre eq each to get them to share a similar tonal spectrum. The big single is very bright and the bart is darker. Each has a full bandwidth, just can't be used in the same instrument without tilting the eq of each.
I had custom made Big Splits made for my SRFF806 and love them, Nordstrand makes great pickups! That's what drove me to try the Big Single. I should replace the Bart in the neck of this fretless with another Big Single but i can't give up on the Bartolini. The quad coil is a sweet p/u also.
Verified Buyer
By Antti Katajainen
Very good pickup. Very strong tone. Make sure, you shield your instrument well. This is a single coil pickup without any hum canceling wiring. It gives very "original" sound. One of the best pickup for fretless basses. Little pricey? Yes. Worth it? I can say it is.